STARWEST 2007: The Nine Forgettings

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering

People forget things. Simple things like keys and passwords and the names of friends long ago. People forget more important things like passports and anniversaries and backing up data. But Lee Copeland is concerned with things that the testing community is forgetting—forgetting our beginnings, the grandfathers of formal testing and the contributions they made; forgetting organizational context, the reason we exist and where we fit in our company; forgetting to grow, to learn and practice the latest testing techniques; and forgetting process context, the reason that a process was first created but which may no longer exist. Join Lee for an explanation of the nine forgettings, the negative effects of each, and how we can use them to improve our testing, our organization, and ourselves.

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